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Have you ever felt completely and utterly spent? (1 December)

The thought this week has been written by Fiona Heddle, EBA Moderator of Trustees and Minister at Winter Gardens Baptist Church. Have you ever felt completely and utterly spent?  No more left to give!  Whether it be after going for a run or other exercise,  or after battling the crowds to finish the Christmas shopping, […]


Far from a blank canvas (24 November)

This week’s thought has been written by Gale Richards, EBA Regional Minister. For the last five years I have had the privilege of being an associate chaplain at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). It is within that context, that a few weeks ago, I found myself responding to a question put to the chaplains of all […]


Ramblings of a new Regional Minister (17 November)

This week’s thought is written by Claire Blatchford, EBA Regional Minister. Ramblings of a new Regional Minister I sit at my desk writing this on the ‘morning after the night before’. Yesterday was another significant time in the life of the EBA as both Gale Richards and I were inducted into the role of Regional […]


Remembering should change us (10 November)

The thought this week is written by Graeme Ross, EBA Regional Minister On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the First World War ended, and we remember this momentous occasion on Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday with a 2 minute silence at 11am. As we pause, we remember […]


Humanity and the Earth (3 November)

Today our Thought for the Week comes from Hannah Gray who is a member of Light of Life Baptist Church, in Ormesby Norfolk, and is also part of the Baptist Union Environment Network. She works at the University of East Anglia, managing international research projects relating to environment and sustainable development. Therefore in light of […]


What’s the plan? (20 October)

Our Thought for the Week comes today from Andrew Openshaw, one of our Trustees serving on EBA Council and minister at Homelands Church What’s the plan? I miss using maps – maps for driving; maps for walking. Maps are 2D representation of a 3D reality – not always easy to read, but they get the […]


Are you a gardener? (13 October)

Our Thought for the Week comes form John Goddard Minister at Saffron Walden Baptist Church and EBA Trustee Are you a gardener? For a holiday this summer we travelled back to the area where I was born and grew up, in the High Peak area of Derbyshire. Most of my visits home in recent years […]


What is fuelling us in life? (6 October)

The thought this week has been written by Graeme Ross, EBA Regional Minister. We’ve been reminded in recent days how fuel dependent we are. We have seen hoarding with people filling jerry cans and other people driving around, using what little fuel they have in the hope that they might fill their tank. We have […]


To yield or not to yield? (29 September)

This week’s thought has been written by Beth Powney, EBA Regional Minister What does it mean to yield?  To say to the person behind you in the petrol queue, please go first? To stop at the hump back bridge and let the car coming the other way go first? To hold your tongue in a […]


Forgiveness (22 September)

Our Thought for the Week comes from Sean Fountain, minister at Pier Avenue and EBA trustee Have you had the experience of a certain word or theme that keeps cropping up?  It has been happening to me.  The word that kept haunting me is ‘forgiveness.’ At one level, this is not surprising.  Forgiveness is one […]